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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sanibel Island Lighthouse Pier - Leap of Joy

Is a bird, is an airplane, it is not Superman...Is a dolphin!!!!

Had a long day and just recently came back to the villa. I promise this one will be short, at least in terms of my descriptive narrative. Long story short: Woke up to another ugly day in Sanibel Island. Gray and windy. Not good to be out. Wifey and I had some breakfast and she asked me to take her to the lighthouse and at 10:30 we made it there. Walked around until made it to the fishing pier, where we stayed for an hour shooting pics of a dolphin trio swimming in the area and a few birds waiting for an easy meal from the fishermen on and around the pier. We were on our way out when my wife saw something that changed our day and possibly made our vacation. Anyways, that is it. No more talking. Let us go to the pics...


Female Cardinal

Female Cardinal

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Great Egret

Brown Pelican

Dolphin

Dolphin

Dolphin v.s. Pelican

Brown Pelican tries to steal a fisherman's catch

Reddish Egret

Dolphin hunts

Mom dolphin and little one

And then this happened. No words necessary...









We went back to the villa, picked up our family and returned to the pier to spent some time together at the beach. The next set of pics are from from that second round...

Snowy Egret

Dolphin

Dolphins

Dove

Osprey Nest

Sea Gulls

Loggerhead Turtle

More dolphins

Magnificent Frigate Bird

Great Egret

Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret

Triple threat...Reddish Egret, Snowy Egret, and Brown Pelican

Then we were caught in the middle of the fight and I took some pics of it...

Round #1: Snowy Egret #1(SW1) attacks Snowy Egret #2(SW2)

Round #3 was fierce. A terrific battle with both SWs looking for the victorious strike

Round 6 - SW1 started to dominate the combat with some nice aerial attacks

Round 9 - SW2 reacts and tries a counter attack 

Round 10 - SW2 connects its best punch of the fight

SW1 resists all SW2 threw at it and wins when SW2 leaves the arena, literally, saying NO MAAAAAAS!!!!

Last set of pics of this post...

Brown Pelican and Reddish Egret

Snowy Egret close encounter

Reddish Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Brown Pelicans

Sanibel Island Lighthouse
And that is it for this one. Hope you like the pics. See you soon with more views, this time from the kayak at Commodore Creek and Tarpon Bay.


Who would not want to be that kid at that time>

12 comments:

  1. That is a GREAT photo of the jumping dolphin!

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  2. Wow, Luis!!! That one photo is worth a few rainy days. Fabulous!

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    1. Edit my comment.
      Best photos ever.

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  4. Wow- amazing stuff! great photos...

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  5. Thanks to all. Better lucky than good and we were extremely lucky this time. I wonder if we will see something even close to that again. It was the highlight of the vacation.

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  6. Great photos of the dolphins! Wow! Right place, right time!!!!!!!

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  7. wow! Amazing shots! We have seen dolphins play and jump like this, but never can get the shots.

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  8. Thanks Cindy and Anonymous.

    I was very lucky, as Cindy said. Better lucky than good. I will take it anytime. :)

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    1. That is what I said when saw the leaping dolphin!!!!!

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